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Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned the decision of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) and found CS Gaz Metan Mediaş (Romania) liable for premature termination of the employment contract with Lukasz Gikiewicz

On August 31, 2021, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) delivered an award regarding Lukasz Gikiewicz’s appeal against the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) decision on the lack of a valid employment contract between the player and the club. CAS rejected the position of the DRC and held that there was a valid employment contract between the parties. As a result, CS Gaz Metan Mediaş was found liable for premature termination of the employment contract with Lukasz Gikiewicz without just cause.

Romanian club has to pay compensation for breach of the employment contract.

SILA International Lawyers represented Mr. Gikiewicz in the proceedings before CAS.